7th Dec, 2016

'Inside the Locker Room' Plaister impressed with new signing's attitude

Shaun Reynolds 3rd Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE OBSERVER has teamed up with Coventry Blaze to provide readers with all the latest news and views from ‘inside the locker room’ at the Skydome.

This week Blaze media manager Rob Plaister looks back on the back-to-back victories over Sheffield Steelers.

I would think the vast majority of the 2429 people that came to the Skydome on Sunday night went home very happy after a crushing 5-1 win against Sheffield.

In the media conference after the game, Chuck compared the three periods of play to the ‘old school type’ – and how right he was.

The further the Blaze stretched their lead, the worse Sheffield’s discipline became.

Weber told me off air that Boris Valabik was virtually on a piece of elastic from the bench in those last few minutes.

It’s that time of the season where teams have played each other a few times – battles have been won and lost, but some are still undecided on the ice.

There was a tinge of ‘we will be back’ from the Steelers as they left the Skydome on Sunday night – and they will be this Sunday, of course.

The fixtures computer does throw up some oddities in the Elite League, and none more so than these couple of weeks we are in the middle of.

There is no doubt the Skydome will be the ‘cauldron’ Paul Thompson labelled it this Sunday – again against the Steelers – after his team’s heavy defeat.

Brenden Walker has fitted in well with his new team mates.

You wouldn’t think 2016 is his first season away from North America – three points in his first four games is a respectable return.

I like the way Brenden holds himself on the ice, he looks to have a selfish streak – but also passes a mean puck.

Brenden really could be the key to the Blaze’s march to Nottingham and the Elite League Playoff Weekend.

See you all Sunday!